Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January, 2021
Business Matters Mission: The mission of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is to promote business that adds value to our community.
Vision: The vision of the Grapevine Chamber is a progressive business organization that brings relevant and essential opportunities for our investors and community to grow and prosper.
Values: Excellence Innovation Integrity & Community
Happy New Year!
As we begin 2021, one cannot help but to take a moment to reflect on the many challenges of 2020. I would like to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to all of you for the many challenges you faced in your perspective businesses. There are many businesses that made it through in spite of the insurmountable odds and others that found their stride and grew. We must also recognize the reality that some businesses were not able to survive and will have to start over. This new year brings optimism and hope that there will be a return to business normal.
I share this optimistic view and as the 2021 Chairman of the Board of Directors for your Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, I look forward to working with our dedicated board and dedicated CEO and staff to bring meaningful programs for our members.
Our focus will be directed in several key areas a) expanding our membership b) improving membership benefits and c) engaging with membership. We know and understand that we must succeed together as it will take numerous efforts to raise the bar in 2021. Investing your dollars in our Chamber is a big commitment and it is my desire that you will be involved to ensure that your dollars are working for you. I welcome your input and
suggestions throughout this year and look forward to having the opportunity to meet each of you. In closing, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our 2020 Chairman, LeAnn Brown, Chamber CEO RaDonna Hessel and the Chamber staff for their unwavering support to our membership. Each of you went above and beyond to obtain important financial and business information that served our members. The Chamber never closed down and stayed focused! Thank you in advance for your commitment and participation in making 2021 an outstanding year for business! Yours in hospitality & service,
Phillip E. Cunningham, Chairman of the Board What A Shine! Enterprises
Grapevine Chamber Community Awards Banquet, January 28th Each year the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce takes time to honor individuals in the community, as well as its Chamber members. So many buinesses supported our community this year, lets recognize them. Sponsored by Bank of the West, the
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet is Thursday, January 28th, at the Gaylord Texan. The attire is cocktail. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 21st to the Grapevine Chamber office by calling (817) 481-1522 or register online at www.
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grapevinechamber.org on the Events Page. Tickets are $65 each or $575 for 2 Sponsor Tables of four. The registration and reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 p.m Nominees for this Yearâ€™s Awards are: Continued on page 2
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2021 Board Members EXECUTIVE BOARD Phil Cunningham WhataShine Enterprises Chair Trudy Cresswell Grapevine Mills Chair-Elect LeAnn Brown Silver Oak Commercial Realty Immediate Past Chair Klint Guerry Sewell BMW of Grapevine Treasurer Kosse Maykus Maykus Homes Vice Chair - Business Partnerships RaDonna Hessel Grapevine Chamber CEO
DIRECTORS Vicki Dale Nerds To Go Darla Denton Devin Designs Florist Thomas Eagan Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Ana Erwin Community Impact Newspaper
Nominees For This Year’s Awards Are: D.E. Box Citizen of the Year, sponsored by Joe & Balla Wright/ Wright Commercial Construction: • Gayle Hall • Chief Mike Hamlin • Paul Slechta Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by Stacy Furniture: • Brown Chiropratic Clinic • Classic Chevrolet • Texas General Store • Wine Fusion Winery • Wright Construction Company, Inc. Ambassador of the Year sponsored by Grubbs Infiniti: • Linda Broom • Carmen Drew • Patrick McCoy
Chamber Member of the Year, sponsored by Trinity Commercial Construction: • Baylor Scott & White • Ana Erwin/ Community Impact Newspaper • Klint Guerry/ Sewell BMW • Theresa Mason/ Magnolia Realty Don Ramey Community Spirit, sponsored by Grapevine Realty: • Grapevine Ambucs • Julia Sizemore • The Christmas Cottage “Elves”
Dana Gibson Holiday Inn Express
Ted Willhoite Legacy Award, sponsored by TLC Realty: • Wanda & Gary Blagg • Darlene Freed • PW McCallum • Debi Meek • Shonda Schaefer Women’s Division Woman of the Year sponsored by Box Insurance: • Dr. Claudia K. Beeny • Brandy Headington • Susie Howell • Lara Sundell Rising Star Award sponsored by Kristine Munaretto, CPA: • Christina Cates • Paul Duane • Kindal Wright Kreamer • Morgan Nichols • Lara Sundell
Kelly Schwartz Legoland / Sea Life Rick Stacy Stacy Funiture & Design Joseph Stanyer Texas Gun Experience Mike Ward Classic Chevrolet Sue Wykes Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/ Sue Wykes
EX-OFFICIO Amanda Calongne State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Paul W. McCallum Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Sharon McCloskey DFW International Airport Bruno Rumbelow City of Grapevine Dr. Robin Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Chris York Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Networking Opportunities AMP’T Luncheon
Networking for 21 - 39 years of age January 7th, 11:45 a.m.
Blankenship Business Center 200 Vine St. Grapevine, TX 76051
Senior Service Alliance Companies who offer products or services for senior adults. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9:00 a.m.
Blankenship Business Center 200 Vine St. Grapevine, TX 76051
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Morning Networking & City Updates 4th Wednesday of each month, 8:00 a.m.
Blankenship Business Center
200 Vine St. Grapevine, TX 76051 If you plan to attend any event, please RSVP: business.grapevinechamber.org/events
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
Those at the December Membership Luncheon saw the “Must Be Present to Win” Drawing continue its climb to $950, with Greg Clark from Cook Children’s Primary Care not in attendance. Each month at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon, the drawing grows as long as the person whose name is called is not in attendance. To win, all you have to do is show up and hear your name be called! How easy is that? All Chamber members’ names are in the drawing, sponsored by the First Financial Bank, NA. Cash in on your membership investment by attending the monthly luncheon for your chance to win!
MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine Sponsored by:
Start the new year off at the Chamber Membership Luncheon! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and network. You can even donate an item for our raffle drawing! Must register by January 19th to receive early bird price of $25.00!
Ambassador of the Month: Phil Wilson After long careers in both the printing and real estate industry, I attained my Property and Casualty insurance license in 2016. I soon realized that many consumers knew that they had to have insurance, and that they had a policy, but really did not know what was covered nor for how much. I then made it my mission and my passion to help the insurance consumers understand their policies better to help them make better decisions as to the best policies for them. My wife of nineteen years, Dorothy, and I have been proud residents of Grapevine since 2004. I lived here previously and knew that this was where I wanted to plant my roots. We enjoy walks down to the lake, Historic Downtown Grapevine, concerts and decorating our home for Halloween and Christmas.
Phil Wilson, Insure Big Tex Group
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Your Grapevine Chamber Board of Directors have put together a very fun and beautiful “SPIRIT OF GRAPEVINE” calendar with 52 weeks of fun during 2021! Every calendar will have a unique set of three numbers on the back (from 000 up to 999). Every Monday night the Texas Lottery has a pick three drawing at 6:00 p.m. If your calendar has the number drawn on a Monday night, you win the wine that is displayed on that day! There are wines from France to Grapevine! The calendars are available for sale at the Chamber Office or ONLINE for $100 each. Check out here:
AMPT 2021 SPONSORSHIP: Networking for Grapevine and surrounding area’s Business Community for those Young Professionals ages 21-39; Seeking to advance their careers through networking & professional development.
$300 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES: - 1 LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIP WITH 2 SEATS & AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS - SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION ON AMPT MATERIALS AT ALL AMPT HAPPY HOURS & CHARITY EVENTS - BUSINESS LOGO ON ALL AMPT EVENT PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, SOCIAL MEDIA, & WEBSITE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR SPONSORSHIP SPONSORSHIP IS ACTIVE JANUARY 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST
Contact AMPT Sponsorship Chair: Dr. Steffanie Grossman @ email@example.com
Take Advantage of Your Membership in 2021 with the Chamber website! • • • • • • •
Login with your username/password Update your business’ online directory information Share a Hot Deal to promote your business Post a Job Opening to attract new employees Add an Event to the Community calendar Don’t forget to update your Team Member’s listed Make sure you are receiving our Monday email
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Who could have imagined the year that was 2020? It was truly a year of tests (no pun intended…but appropriate). It left us unsure of where we are and what direction we are headed, but also provided opportunities for reinvention and rethinking of our priorities so we may move forward -- in whatever direction that may be. The Women’s Division is an organization of friendship, philanthropy and business among our members, the Chamber and our community. We had challenges last year as well, and we worked to navigate them as they came. The pandemic did not stop the Women’s Division from working to serve our community through our essential programs in GCISD, with our seniors in need and other members of our community. Under the leadership of Nancy Cable, the 2020 Chair of the Women’s Division, we provided school supplies to more than 1,400 students; we donated and distributed essential supplies and gifts to disadvantaged seniors; we donated funds for a scholarship to the Kathee Livengood Foundation; we made a donation to Grace for additional supplies their clients needed; we contributed funds to AMBUCS; and we donated to the Grapevine Chamber capital campaign. In all, we contributed $36,429 to help citizens of Grapevine and the surrounding area. None of what we do would be possible without the support of every one of you! When we were not able to gather together in 2020 for the 25th Anniversary of our Great Taste of Grapevine or hold the Elves on the Run 5K and Fun Run, we had to get creative with our fundraising efforts and turned to the Chamber members to fill the gap. You were very generous, enabling us to continue our philanthropic efforts. The Women’s Division offers our heartfelt thanks for all you have done for us, especially because we know so many have had challenges of your own. We are looking forward to the new year with new hope. We are optimistic we will be able to resume social gatherings and activities again! Our events have not yet been scheduled; please stay tuned for updates as the year progresses. I am looking toward a new year working with this group of talented, hard-working ladies to fulfil our mission and hope you will join us in the Women’s Division. Our luncheons are held on the second Tuesday of every month, at the Gary and Cynthia Blankenship Business Center, adjacent to the Chamber offices. Guests are always welcome! We meet at 11:45 a.m., and details are on the Chamber website. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon Smith, 2021 Chair Women’s Division
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND SPONSORS
Bank of the West City of Grapevine Classic Chevrolet / The Thompson Group Kubota Paycom
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Frost Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Sewell Cadillac & Sewell BMW of Grapevine
Boeing Coca-Cola Southwest Beverges CornerStone Staffing Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Oncor Electric Delivery Prosperity Bank
The Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott First Financial Bank, N.A. Independent Financial Republic Services Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Texas Oncology - Grapevine
121 Community Church Atmos Energy Blagg Tire & Service First Bank Texas Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Foust & Son Funeral Home Grapevine Mills Grubbs Infifiniti Lucas Family Funeral Homes Marinas of Lake Grapevine REXEL USA Stacy Furniture & Design Trinity Metro Wells Fargo Bank - Grapevine Main Wright Development Co., Inc. www.grapevinechamber.org JANUARY 2021 I 5
Welcome New Members Landon Winery Bob Landon (871) 527-6091 415 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX
The Boswell Marketing Group Linda Broom (469) 525-0681 Grapevine, TX
Sona Dermatology & MedSpa Natalee Parker (817) 481-5111 1235 S. Main St., Ste 150 Grapevine, TX
Benjamin Maddox Keller Williams (817) 751-3781 2106 E. State Hwy 114, Ste 101 Southlake, TX
Thank You Renewing Members All American Remodeling Fence & Landscape Kevin Doughty (817) 715-8188 Southlake, TX Boeing Ingrid Piedrahita Dallas, TX CareFlite Jim Swartz (972) 339-4201 Grand Prairie, TX Community Storehouse Brandon Board (817) 431-3340 Keller, TX Dennis Electric Co. Tracy Sorensen (817) 481-1508 Grapevine, TX DFW Advertising Consultants Dale Fout (817) 715-0305 Grapevine, TX
Embassy Suites by Hilton DFW Airport North Jacki Dudding (972) 724-5107 Grapevine, TX FieldhouseUSA Grapevine Justin Goldsmith (817) 809-4466 Grapevine, TX Giddens Gallery of Fine Art Cherie Giddens (817) 488-8600 Grapevine, TX Handyman Connection - Grapevine Ian Charters (817) 527-3600 Keller, TX
House of Mo Boutique Monica Housewright (214) 598-1201 Grapevine, TX
Prosperity Bank Matt McPhail (817) 287-5600 Grapevine, TX
Impact Signs & Graphics Joan Rawson (817) 329-3491 Grapevine, TX Interiors by Marci, Inc. Marci Junge (817) 366-6138 Grapevine, TX Jasonâ€™s Deli Ian Tucker (817) 421-0566 Grapevine, TX
Raise Your Hand Texas Matthew Hall 6825582816 Austin, TX
Homewood Suites by Hilton Theron Russell (972) 691-2427 Grapevine, TX
Morgan Stanley / Cindy Martinez (817) 416-4466 Southlake, TX PNC Bank John Cummings (817) 722-2800 Southlake, TX
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Rocky Gribble (817) 416-1450 Grapevine, TX Trinity Aesthetics & Laser, PA Janie Simmons M.D. (817) 310-6624 Colleyville, TX Wash Brothers Grapevine Newt Harrell (817) 261-9274 Grand Prairie, TX Wayne B. Oâ€™Daniel, CPA (817) 481-2803 Grapevine, TX Weichert Realtors Bev Young & Associates (817) 849-8630 Grapevine, TX
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
January Events MONDAY
8 a.m. Business Over Coffee @ Blankenship Business Center
4:00 p.m. The Network @ Bob’s Steak & ChopHouse
11:45 a.m. Women’s Division Luncheon @ Blankenship Business Center
9:00 a.m. Senior Services Alliance @ Blankenship Business Center
8 a.m. Business Over Coffee @ Blankenship Business Center 25
5:30 p.m. Ambassadors Meeting @ Blankenship Business Center 27 8 a.m. Economic Development Partnership Meeting @ Blankenship Business Center ______________ 11:30 am Business Builders @ Esparza’s
11:45 a.m. AMPT Luncheon @ Blankenship Business Center
1 Office closed for New Year’s Day 8
21 11:30 a.m. Membership Luncheon @ Grapevine Convention Center
6:00 p.m. Grapevine Community Awards Banquet Presented by
Bank of the West
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Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 200 Vine Street Grapevine, TX 76051
Mission Statement: “to promote business that adds value to our community”
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HOSTED BY YOUR GRAPEVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CELEBRATION OF THE INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES WHO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY OUTSTANDING!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021 6:00 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Dinner GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT TATE BALLROOM 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051 $65 per individual ticket -ORReserve (2) Physically Distanced Sponsor tables of 4- $575 Attire: Cocktail
RSVP to the Grapevine Chamber by January 21, 2021 by calling 817-481-1522 or scan the QR code. 8 I J A N UA R Y 2021 www.grapevinechamber.org